1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

Good post on late Round LBs from another Board

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by KD, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. KD

    KD Active Member

    2,091 Messages
    8 Likes Received
    Props to K LO

    Jamar Williams - Arizona State - 6'0 245lbs.
    While his MLB, Dale Robinson, got most of the press this last year, Williams is a solid OLB that makes plays. He ended the year w/ 78 Tackles (48 solo). He also had 2 Sacks and 3 Interceptions. He did get a combine invite, so he'll have a chance to compete against the other top OLB's.

    William Kershaw - Maryland - 6'2 230lbs.
    The other LB at Maryland....D'Qwell Jackson stole the show this year. However, it wasn't without help from OLB Kershaw. Kershaw Had 76 Tackles (34 solo). He also recorded 1 Sack and 1 Interception. While I don't think he's as good as Williams from ASU, he too got a combine invite.

    Cameron Vaughn - LSU - 6'3 240lbs.
    Laron Landry usually leads the team in Tackles, but not this year. Vaughn had 83 Tackles (46 solo). One could argue that he would have recorded more if he didn't have such good D-Lineman like Wroten, Williams and Oliver stuffing the line. Vaughn has great size and would be great in a 3-4 scheme. He also shows good coverage skills for his size, as he had 3 Pass Break-Ups this year. He too is a combine invite.

    Clint Ingram - Oklahoma - 6'1 235lbs.
    Ingram only recorded 61 Tackles (35 solo) this year. However, he logged 5 Sacks, 5 Interceptions and 4 Pass Break-Ups. While he may not be the "hiter" that some other guys are, he has tremendous coverage skills and plays at a solid level. He most likely needs to showcase these skills in post season workouts to be considered a drfatee. He too is a combine invite.

    Keith Ellison - Oregon State - 6'1 230lbs.
    Ellison is wildly underrated. He recorded 99 Tackles (63 solo). He also had 5 sacks, 1 Interception and 4 Pass Break-Ups. Thius guy plays sideline to sideline and is always around the ball. He is a true OLB. He too is a combine invite.

    Tim Dobbins - Iowa State - 6'1 245lbs.
    Out of all the guys mentioned thus far, Dobbins may be the best. Unlike the other LB's listed, Dobbins is an ILB prospect. However, many people haven't had the chance to see him play. Dobbins fills lanes very well and can lay a good lick on the runner. He recorded 103 Tackles (48 solo). He also had 1 Sack, 1 Interception, and 3 Pass Break-Ups. He is a very productive ILB that could play in a 3-4 or 4-3. He will be at the combine as well.

    Trent Bray - Oregon State - 6'1 237lbs.
    This guys is purely a run-stuffer. However, he's one of the best. He lead his team in Tackles w/ 116 (46 solo). He doesn't have great speed, which may in fcat hurt his draft status. However, the kid can play hard nose ball with the best of 'em. He'll need to post good workout numbers at the combine.

    Freddie Keiaho - San Diego State - 6'0 232lbs.
    Here's a name that very few people even bring up. However, he was well deserving of his combine invite. He lead his team w/ 113 Tackles (68 solo). This guy play a very intense brand of football. While he's listed as an ILB, he very well may project better as an OLB, which he has experiencing playing as well. He also posted 1 Interception and 4 Pass Break-Ups.

    Nick Reid - Kansas - 6'4 230lbs.
    To my knowledge he has yet to receive a combine invite. And, he seldom shows up on anyone's list as a top 25 LB. However, he has lead his team in Tackles each of the 3 past seasons. This year, he posted 106 Tackles (62 solo), 3 Sacks, 1 Interception and 5 Pass Break-Ups. Reid has great coverage skills and is constantly around the ball. He is by far the most productive guy on his team. He has solid speed and is quick to react. He boasts a frame that could easily carry another 5-10lbs. of muscle on it. He can play ILB or OLB. Any team that picks up this guy past round 5 will be getting a steal in my book.

    Tim McGarigle - Northwestern - 6'0 235lbs.
    This ILB did get a combine invite, and with good reason. He posted an amazing 156 Tackles (81 solo). That's right. He had more solo Tackles than some guys have combined Tackles. He is Mr. Productive. He fills running lanes extremely well and takes on lead blockers very well. You'll be hard pressed to find a guy that is as sturdy and tough as he is.

    Jimmy Cottrell - New Mexico State University - 6'1 240lbs.
    I officially have him down as the most underrated LB in the draft. Cottrell posted 179 Tackles this season (85 solo). In short, this guy was involved in pretty much every run play that took place against the Aggies. He is very strong and plays the ILB spot with tremendous grit. The guy goes to the whistle on every play and is a true leader. If I was a GM looking for an ILB, I'd have no reservations drafting this guy in round 7. To my knowledge, he has yet to receive a combine invite. He should however impress scouts on his pro day workout and film review. His speed, or lack thereof, is one of his drawbacks. His estimated 40-time is 4.86. However, that obviously didn't hinder his production this year.


    Jamar Williams - Arizona State - 6'0 245lbs.
    While his MLB, Dale Robinson, got most of the press this last year, Williams is a solid OLB that makes plays. He ended the year w/ 78 Tackles (48 solo). He also had 2 Sacks and 3 Interceptions. He did get a combine invite, so he'll have a chance to compete against the other top OLB's.

    William Kershaw - Maryland - 6'2 230lbs.
    The other LB at Maryland....D'Qwell Jackson stole the show this year. However, it wasn't without help from OLB Kershaw. Kershaw Had 76 Tackles (34 solo). He also recorded 1 Sack and 1 Interception. While I don't think he's as good as Williams from ASU, he too got a combine invite.

    Cameron Vaughn - LSU - 6'3 240lbs.
    Laron Landry usually leads the team in Tackles, but not this year. Vaughn had 83 Tackles (46 solo). One could argue that he would have recorded more if he didn't have such good D-Lineman like Wroten, Williams and Oliver stuffing the line. Vaughn has great size and would be great in a 3-4 scheme. He also shows good coverage skills for his size, as he had 3 Pass Break-Ups this year. He too is a combine invite.

    Clint Ingram - Oklahoma - 6'1 235lbs.
    Ingram only recorded 61 Tackles (35 solo) this year. However, he logged 5 Sacks, 5 Interceptions and 4 Pass Break-Ups. While he may not be the "hiter" that some other guys are, he has tremendous coverage skills and plays at a solid level. He most likely needs to showcase these skills in post season workouts to be considered a drfatee. He too is a combine invite.

    Keith Ellison - Oregon State - 6'1 230lbs.
    Ellison is wildly underrated. He recorded 99 Tackles (63 solo). He also had 5 sacks, 1 Interception and 4 Pass Break-Ups. Thius guy plays sideline to sideline and is always around the ball. He is a true OLB. He too is a combine invite.

    Tim Dobbins - Iowa State - 6'1 245lbs.
    Out of all the guys mentioned thus far, Dobbins may be the best. Unlike the other LB's listed, Dobbins is an ILB prospect. However, many people haven't had the chance to see him play. Dobbins fills lanes very well and can lay a good lick on the runner. He recorded 103 Tackles (48 solo). He also had 1 Sack, 1 Interception, and 3 Pass Break-Ups. He is a very productive ILB that could play in a 3-4 or 4-3. He will be at the combine as well.

    Trent Bray - Oregon State - 6'1 237lbs.
    This guys is purely a run-stuffer. However, he's one of the best. He lead his team in Tackles w/ 116 (46 solo). He doesn't have great speed, which may in fcat hurt his draft status. However, the kid can play hard nose ball with the best of 'em. He'll need to post good workout numbers at the combine.

    Freddie Keiaho - San Diego State - 6'0 232lbs.
    Here's a name that very few people even bring up. However, he was well deserving of his combine invite. He lead his team w/ 113 Tackles (68 solo). This guy play a very intense brand of football. While he's listed as an ILB, he very well may project better as an OLB, which he has experiencing playing as well. He also posted 1 Interception and 4 Pass Break-Ups.

    Nick Reid - Kansas - 6'4 230lbs.
    To my knowledge he has yet to receive a combine invite. And, he seldom shows up on anyone's list as a top 25 LB. However, he has lead his team in Tackles each of the 3 past seasons. This year, he posted 106 Tackles (62 solo), 3 Sacks, 1 Interception and 5 Pass Break-Ups. Reid has great coverage skills and is constantly around the ball. He is by far the most productive guy on his team. He has solid speed and is quick to react. He boasts a frame that could easily carry another 5-10lbs. of muscle on it. He can play ILB or OLB. Any team that picks up this guy past round 5 will be getting a steal in my book.

    Tim McGarigle - Northwestern - 6'0 235lbs.
    This ILB did get a combine invite, and with good reason. He posted an amazing 156 Tackles (81 solo). That's right. He had more solo Tackles than some guys have combined Tackles. He is Mr. Productive. He fills running lanes extremely well and takes on lead blockers very well. You'll be hard pressed to find a guy that is as sturdy and tough as he is.

    Jimmy Cottrell - New Mexico State University - 6'1 240lbs.
    I officially have him down as the most underrated LB in the draft. Cottrell posted 179 Tackles this season (85 solo). In short, this guy was involved in pretty much every run play that took place against the Aggies. He is very strong and plays the ILB spot with tremendous grit. The guy goes to the whistle on every play and is a true leader. If I was a GM looking for an ILB, I'd have no reservations drafting this guy in round 7. To my knowledge, he has yet to receive a combine invite. He should however impress scouts on his pro day workout and film review. His speed, or lack thereof, is one of his drawbacks. His estimated 40-time is 4.86. However, that obviously didn't hinder his production this year.

    If you have any other LB's to add to the list, please feel free.


  2. MrPhil

    MrPhil Member

    623 Messages
    6 Likes Received
    Sounds like a great late rounder sleeper guy right here!
  3. junk

    junk I've got moxie

    9,289 Messages
    240 Likes Received
    Anyone know how Vaughn compares to James coming out?

    Dobbins might be an interesting prospect as well. Iowa State has quietly been producing some decent players. Hobbs played pretty good for NE this year.
  4. Nors

    Nors Benched

    22,015 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Cameron Vaughn - LSU - 6'3 240lbs.
    Laron Landry usually leads the team in Tackles, but not this year. Vaughn had 83 Tackles (46 solo). One could argue that he would have recorded more if he didn't have such good D-Lineman like Wroten, Williams and Oliver stuffing the line. Vaughn has great size and would be great in a 3-4 scheme. He also shows good coverage skills for his size, as he had 3 Pass Break-Ups this year. He too is a combine invite.


    Everyone is going goo goo gaa gaa over Carpenter and Hawk, Watch the solid ILB - Schleigel - that is the steal of the draft.

Share This Page